Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Orange and Yellow Scraptastic Stars!!!

I have been stitching up a storm this last week and that means I was also stitching a lot of Leader and Enders which means two more Scraptastic Star Blocks!!!    The first one is happy as sunshine Yellow!!!  And doesn't that just make you want to soak up some serious rays.   I just love it!!! 

And the second is the Orange block, and I know orange isn't always a favorite of a lot of quilters, but how fun are all of these shades of orange when put together!!!  I just love that this little Scraptastic Stars  Leader and Ender project  combines so many shades of each color and just shows off how many wonderful colors we as quilters get to play with each and every day!!!

And that means I have made 8 of of 16 blocks and am half way!!!  Eeekk, so exciting!!!  I have lots more I am working on right now, so hopefully that means a few more blocks really soon like ;)

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day so let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway :)

The winner of the Little Sweetheart Strip Roll from  Bear Creek Quilting Company is . . .  Number #67 . . .   Congrats Janice Holton!!!   I have emailed you :)   


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop .    Did you know that Jamie makes a new Lou Lou Bundle every Tuesday . . . there are so many to choose from and they are all just stunning!!!  Isn't this new Cherry Picked bundle just so great!!!   Along with hosting the giveaway, Jamie is having a  Fantastic Sale with with lots of amazing discounts!!!! And don't forget to pop over to Lou Lou's Fabric Shop each day for the Daily Deal!!! I love something new on sale each and every day, it's so fun to see what shows up :)  

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for some shopping goodness!!  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is offering one lucky reader a $25.00 Gift Certificate perfect to use on anything in the store, including any of the awesome Lou Lou Bundle's or on the Daily Deal!!  Just perfect!!!!  

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.   Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply tell me what was your first job??  (Me, I worked at Arctic Circle, the kids still have me make their ice cream cones at buffets because I can make them really big :)  

 ENTRY 2 - Lets show Lou Lou's Fabric Shop some Love!!!!   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterPinterest, or Instagram.  Or you can follow their blog or  visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Lou Lou's Fabric Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, August 6th when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Saturday, July 27, 2019

July Sew Sampler Box!!!

This is the fist weekend in July that I have been home and I was so happy that this was the week, because my Sew Sampler Box came in the mail!!!  This month's theme was Stitch by Stitch, and everything in this box has me wanting to stitch and stitch and stitch some more!!!  (and FYI, there is still a waiting list for the Sew Sampler Box membership, but I hear it turns over fast ;)

So let's see what's inside!!   I was thrilled to find everything I need to make two little Handbags,including 6 Fat Quarters of this fantastic Blooms and Bobbins fabric by Melissa Mora for Riley Blake Designs.   It has sewing machines on it, how perfect is that!!!  And those little stitch lines, so adorable :)  And with the Zipper and fantastic step-by step pattern included, I really have no excuses not to figure out how to put a zipper in this bag :)   On the To Make list it goes!!! 

And the notions this month, so great!! I love that Fat Quarter Shop brought back the Olfa Endurance Blade in this month's box.   I love this blade and it is always a good reminder to change my blade when a new one shows up all happy and ready to go ;)   You just can't beat a new blade in the rotary cutter!!!   And this Sew on the Go Handle Wrap is so cool!!!   I have already attached it to the handle of my travel machine and I am excited for the comfier carry of my machine next retreat!!!

And of course, we have another Goodness Grows block to go with July!!!  This month the block is called  Grow Gratitude  and these blocks just keep getting cuter and cuter :)   How fun is that that little flower and the frame around it, perfect!!!      I am so loving this little sampler of Corey's fantastic creative goodness!!!

And that is my July Sew Sampler box  :)   I am just thrilled to finally be home for a weekend and to get to fill it with sewing goodness!!! 

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Ribbons!!!

Well it's another lovely Thursday and that means time for another Tutorial Throwback feature.  And since it is the last Thursday in July, I thought it would be nice to do a little Christmas in July throwback.   So today's tutorial spotlight is the Ribbons Quilt!!! This is a wonderful Christmas in July quilt that goes back 7 years and is still a favorite go-to throw to make ;)

The design is a variation on a Jelly Roll race quilt.   Have you ever participated in one of those??  So much fun!!!   Ribbons takes it up just a few notches though by adding some solids to the mix, and piecing the strips together on 90 degree angles instead of straight 1/4" seams. (just like making a really long binding strip)    It adds so much fun and flair, and yet is is still super fun and fast to make. 

And like I said, Ribbons is Jelly Roll friendly with just a few solids added in.   Which makes it super easy to get started on your quilt, because all you need to get is a favorite Christmas Jelly Roll (which come out every July)  and (4)  1/2 Yard Cuts of Coordinating Solids.  That's it and you are ready to start sewing :) 

And while you don't have to sew this quilt as a race, it certainly goes together fast.  I even included a few little tricks and tidbits in the tutorial to speed up the process and make it even easier ;)  And because you add in the solid strips, it really varies the design making no two quilts quite the same.  So fun!! 

When it came time to quilt Ribbons, I wanted to keep with the Christmas theme so I tried something new.  I did some Holy and Ivy with loop d' loops and it turned out so cute.   And I even made a little video tutorial of the quilting design that you can watch over at the Ribbons Tutorial post ;)    And yes, this was pre-long arm days, so it's a tutorial on the domestic machine ;)  

And that is my Ribbons Quilt for this Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!  It is such a fun quilt to make, and is still a family favorite to pull out each December and snuggle up in.    It finishes at a perfect throw size of 60" x 70" great for snuggling in.    And of course, Ribbons doesn't have to be just for Christmas, it would look great in any Jelly Roll and coordinating Solids ;)   They sky is the limit on this super fun strip quilt!!!  

I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thrusday!!!    To make your own Ribbons Quilt,  just click on any of the quilt name links for the free step by step tutorial.   And when you are done, I would love to see your quilt!!  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  or or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your Ribbons Quilts!!!

Thanks for popping in today and have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Happy Little Things BOM - Blogger Spotlight

Wow, the Happy Little Things BOM will be starting in just 2 weeks, how fun is that!!!  And today,  Jacquelynee Steves  (the host) is spotlighting the bloggers that will be participating in this free Block of the Month.  And wow, what a line-up, it's going to be so much fun!!! 

And along with the spotlight, Jacquelynne is also hosting a little giveaway to celebrate!!!   Be sure and pop on over to the Blogger Spotlight post for your chance to win this awesome prize pack ;)  And if you haven't already, be sure and sign up so you will have the first block pattern emailed to you on August 1st.

If your sewing along, be sure to get your fabric together.  You can use the kits that were put together for the project, or use your own from your stash!!!   I  am planning on using my bundle of adorable Gretel Fabrics from my wonderful friend Amy Smart!!  I am planning a slightly different layout as well, you all know I like to shake things up just a bit ;)   It's going to be so fun.  I can't wait to share the first block in just a few short week!!!

I hope you have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

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